How much does it cost to elope at the Biltmore?

Laura and Bradley chose to elope at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina this past June. The cost? $4,000! The couple wrote their own vows and had an intimate ceremony on the top of a hill with spectacular mountain views.

Can I take wedding photos at the Biltmore?

Aerial photography of Biltmore House is prohibited without written consent. All commercial uses and wedding photography are prohibited without previous written permission.

Can you take pictures outside of Biltmore Estate?

Question:Can I take photos outside Biltmore House? Taking photographs of the exterior of Biltmore House and grounds or sketching images of the house or estate grounds is permitted for personal use only. Set up must be minimal, requiring no more than two pieces of equipment.

Can I bring a water bottle to Biltmore?

Only clear, plastic water bottles are permitted inside Biltmore House. Outside alcohol and tailgating—including the use of tents, grills, multiple camping chairs/tables, and large coolers—are not permitted on estate grounds.

Can you fly drones at Biltmore?

Use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones while on Biltmore property is prohibited. Aerial photography of Biltmore House is prohibited without written consent.

What is the Biltmore Estate?

Biltmore House (or Biltmore Mansion), the main residence, is a Châteauesque-style mansion built for George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and is the largest privately owned house in the United States, at 178,926 sq ft (16,622.8 m2) of floor space (135,280 square feet of living area).

Can you go to the Biltmore without paying?

Reservations are required every day for all guests and Biltmore Annual Passholders for entry to Biltmore House. Please reserve your house entry time online or over the phone when you purchase your tickets. Guests who arrive without a Biltmore House Reservation cannot be guaranteed Biltmore House entry.

What is the best day to visit the Biltmore?

Arrive early (9 AM) to avoid crowds and to make the most of your day. Saturdays are the busiest days. The most crowded days of the year are Saturdays in April, May, October, November and December. Many dates (especially during the Christmas season) sell-out in advance.

What is pass guest at Biltmore?

Passholders get discounts on all aspects of Biltmore including ticket discounts for guests, discounts on tours and activities, on dining and shopping, and lodging, including Village Hotel, The Inn, and Cottage at Biltmore.

Can you get married at the Vanderbilt Mansion?

Biltmore is much more than a wedding location; it’s a totally immersive experience for you, your wedding party, and your guests. Our experienced staff is eager to work with you to design the wedding ceremony, reception, and wedding party events of your dreams. Let us help you become a Biltmore Bride™ today.

Who got married at the Biltmore Estate?

Cornelia Vanderbilt could have chosen any place in the world for her 1924 wedding reception, and she chose Biltmore.

Is there a ballroom in the Biltmore House?

For larger groups, the Vanderbilt Ballroom within our four-star Inn serves as a grand location for conferences, receptions, and meals. It can also be divided into two spaces (Vanderbilt Room A and Vanderbilt Room B).

Are masks required at Biltmore Estate?

Face coverings are optional. Guests and employees who prefer to wear a face covering are encouraged to do so.

How long should you plan to spend at Biltmore Estate?

Plan on spending at least one full day at Biltmore. Two days are recommended because there is so much to see and do on our 8,000-acre estate: the house, gardens, Winery, working farm, and a variety of outdoor activities, shops, and exceptional dining options.

Can you bring a picnic lunch to the Biltmore?

Outside food and beverage is not permitted in estate dining locations, Antler Hill Village or Biltmore House areas, including the Front Lawn area of Biltmore House, Stable Courtyard, and South Terrace.

Can I bring my dog to the Biltmore Estate?

The grounds are perfect for walking your pets, but please keep them securely leashed at all times. Animals (except service animals) are not allowed in any building. Animals are allowed on the outdoor patios of Bistro and Cedric’s Tavern, but patio seating should be requested from the host or hostess inside first.

Can you smoke at the Biltmore Estate?

Thank you for your interest in Biltmore Estate. We ask that guests not smoke inside. You are welcome to smoke outdoors in our designated smoking areas. over a year ago.

Are umbrellas allowed at Biltmore?

Backpacks are allowed inside of Biltmore House. There is not a coat check or a place to store umbrellas, so make sure you are able to carry anything you bring into the House with you.

Are the Vanderbilts still rich?

None of the descendants maintain the wealth in the end. Nobody from the Vanderbilt family made it into the wealthiest people in the United States. When 120 members of the Vanderbilt household gathered at Vanderbilt University for their first family reunion in 1973, none of them even had a million fortune left.

What is so special about the Biltmore Estate?

Biltmore House was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt and is America’s Largest Home® spanning 175,000 square feet, which is more than four acres of floor space. The 250-room French Renaissance chateau includes 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces.

Are there secret passages in the Biltmore house?

A door located on the balcony leads to a secret passageway outside of Vanderbilt’s guest’s bedrooms on the second floor. This was designed to allow guests to go back and forth from their rooms to grab a book without having to travel all the way down the grand staircase and back.

What is a complimentary ticket to Biltmore?

What does a complimentary ticket include? Complimentary tickets are valid for one daytime visit and include a self-guided visit to Biltmore House (advance reservation required) and access to our gardens and grounds, Antler Hill Village & Winery, shopping, dining, outdoor activities, and more.

What do you wear to the Biltmore?

Biltmore Estate does not have a dress code, and most of our visitors wear casual attire. We recommend dressing for the weather and wearing layers as Biltmore House is not air conditioned nor does it get overly warm in the winter.

Is it worth visiting Biltmore Estate?

The Biltmore Estate is one of the top attractions in North Carolina, and certainly the top thing to see in Asheville. Yes, the house can get crowded, and yes, the whole place is touristy. But it’s absolutely worth visiting!

How long is the self guided tour at Biltmore?

We recommend purchasing the self-guided tour for first-time visitors. The tour takes about 90 minutes to complete at a comfortable pace. NOTE: this ticket option requires visitors to book tickets in advance, which includes selecting an entry time for your tour. Spend the extra money and get the audio guide.

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